Author's Purpose & Point of View Notes, Worksheets, & Test DISTANCE LEARNING

Darlene Anne
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Determining the author's purpose and point of view can be challenging for middle school ELA students. This resource follows an effective step-by-step process that will help your students learn how to figure out the author's purpose and how to determine the author's perspective.

When looking for author's purpose activities, I found that the usual method of using PIE just wasn't enough. So this resource starts with PIE: persuade, inform, and entertain, but then goes into many other reasons authors have for writing. Students also have to know that writer's write to describe, instruct, compare, criticize, prove, etc. And students have to know that there is more than one way a question might be worded. For example, a test question might not say persuade; it might say "convince" or "influence." This resource goes beyond PIE to fully instruct middle school students on everything they need to know about author's purpose and point of view.

Nonfiction Author's POV and Perspective now includes digital versions of each file! The slideshows correspond with the guided notes. Choose either the Cornell notes, interactive notebook notes, or the digital notes. ALL are engaging and require interaction!

The worksheets are beautifully designed and include some fun writing tasks and activities.

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This resource includes the following:

Direct Instruction, Guided Practice, Independent Practice, Assessment

→ Lesson plans and instructions

→ 65 animated slides

→ Guided folding notes

→ Cornell guided notes

→ Beautifully designed, high-interest informational passages

→ step-by-step practice worksheets

→ an editable test (in PowerPoint)

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Total Pages
65 slides, 85 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.


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